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1970-71 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Milwaukee Bucks

Most Valuable Player: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (31.7/16.0/3.3)
Rookie of the Year: Dave Cowens (17.0/15.0/2.8) & Geoff Petrie (24.8/3.4/4.8)

PPG Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (31.7)
RPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (18.2)
APG Leader: Norm Van Lier (10.1)
WS Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (22.3)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1970 to June 30, 1971.
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Click on the Player for career stats and accomplishments.

July 8, 1970

The Phoenix Suns traded Heywood Dotson to the New York Knicks for a 1971 5th round draft pick (Bob Kissane was later selected).

July 27, 1970

The Phoenix Suns waived Neil Johnson.

August 28, 1970

The Los Angeles Lakers claimed Fred Hetzel on waivers from the Portland Trail Blazers.

September 10, 1970

The San Diego Rockets traded Art Williams to the Boston Celtics for a 1971 5th round draft pick (Greg Nelson was later selected).

September 15, 1970

The Chicago Bulls signed A.W. Holt as a free agent.

September 17, 1970

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Zaid Abdul-Aziz and cash to the Seattle SuperSonics for Lucius Allen and Bob Boozer.

September 23, 1970

The San Francisco Warriors signed Nick Jones as a free agent.

September 28, 1970

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Tom Black as a free agent.

September 29, 1970

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Gary Suiter as a free agent.

October 2, 1970

The Boston Celtics sold Jim Barnes to the Baltimore Bullets.

October 5, 1970

The Cincinnati Royals signed Moe Barr as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Bobby Washington as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Jeff Webb as a free agent.

October 7, 1970

The Portland Trail Blazers sold Pat Riley to the Los Angeles Lakers.

October 13, 1970

The Chicago Bulls signed Jim King as a free agent.

October 14, 1970

The Cincinnati Royals signed Bob Arnzen as a free agent.

October 15, 1970

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Cliff Anderson as a free agent.

October 16, 1970

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Darrall Imhoff and a future draft pick to the Cincinnati Royals for Connie Dierking and Fred Foster.

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Matt Guokas to the Chicago Bulls for a 1971 2nd round draft pick (Marvin Stewart was later selected).

October 20, 1970

The Chicago Bulls traded Shaler Halimon to the Portland Trail Blazers for a 1971 2nd round draft pick (Willie Sojourner was later selected).

October 22, 1970

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Dorie Murrey to the Baltimore Bullets for a 1971 2nd round draft pick (Rick Fisher was later selected).

October 26, 1970

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Bill Stricker as a free agent.

October 28, 1970

The Atlanta Hawks claimed Len Chappell on waivers from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

November 11, 1970

The Los Angeles Lakers traded John Tresvant to the Baltimore Bullets for a 1972 2nd round draft pick (Paul Stovall was later selected).

November 12, 1970

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Larry Mikan as a free agent.

November 16, 1970

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Bill Stricker.

November 26, 1970

The Buffalo Braves traded Freddie Crawford to the Philadelphia 76ers for a future draft pick.

December 9, 1970

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Johnny Egan to the San Diego Rockets for a 1971 3rd round draft pick (Jackie Ridgle was later selected).

December 12, 1970

The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed Bobby Washington on waivers from the Milwaukee Bucks.

December 17, 1970

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Cliff Anderson as a free agent.

December 30, 1970

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Spencer Haywood as a free agent. The NBA sued Seattle because Haywood violated rules stating a player could not join the league until he was four years out of high school; the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Seattle on March 8, 1971.

January 17, 1971

The San Francisco Warriors signed Bill Turner as a free agent.

January 20, 1971

The Pittsburgh Condors traded Howard Porter to the Chicago Bulls for Paul Ruffner and cash.

January 26, 1971

The Chicago Bulls waived A.W. Holt.

January 29, 1971

The Cincinnati Royals claimed Willie Williams on waivers from the Boston Celtics.

February 1, 1971

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Gary Freeman and a 1971 2nd round draft pick (Willie Long was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for McCoy McLemore.

February 10, 1971

The Cincinnati Royals claimed Tom Black on waivers from the Seattle SuperSonics.

March 23, 1971

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Jim Barnett to the San Francisco Warriors for a 1971 2nd round draft pick (Charlie Yelverton was later selected), a 1971 3rd round draft pick (William Smith was later selected) and a 1972 2nd round draft pick (Dave Twardzik was later selected).

March 29, 1971

The Cincinnati Royals traded Flynn Robinson to the Los Angeles Lakers for a 1971 2nd round draft pick (Joe Bergman was later selected).

April 2, 1971

The Detroit Pistons traded Otto Moore to the Phoenix Suns for a 1972 1st round draft pick (Bob Nash was later selected).

April 6, 1971

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Claude English.

April 15, 1971

The Chicago Bulls waived George Johnson.

May 7, 1971

The New York Knicks traded Cazzie Russell to the San Francisco Warriors for Jerry Lucas.

May 14, 1971

The Cincinnati Royals traded Charlie Paulk to the Chicago Bulls for Matt Guokas and a future draft pick.

June 9, 1971

The Chicago Bulls traded Dick Gibbs to the San Diego Rockets for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Kevin Stacom was later selected).